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Unformatted text preview: Gender and Women Studies Lecture 8 17:00 What is Sexuality? Sex, gender identity, reproduction, sexual orientation, gender roles, intimacy How is it experienced? In many different ways Thoughts Fantasy Desires Attitudes Values Behaviors Practices Why is it so complex? It is influenced by: Interaction of biological, psychological, social, economic, political, cultural, ethical, legal, historical, and spiritual factors Sexual Health: A state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality. Sexual Health Requires: A positive and respectful approach to sexuality/ sexual relationships The possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences (free of coercion, discrimination, and violence) Sexual Rights are Human Rights: Are universal since they relate to an element of the self which is common to all humans: their sexuality Include: Consensual sexual relations/marriage...
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